When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.
No parent wants to hear that their child needs braces. Unfortunately, it's a fairly common occurrence. If you've been told that your child needs to see an orthodontist and get braces, there are a few things that you need to consider as you lead up to the process. The better prepared you are before your child gets braces, the easier the whole experience will be for both of you. Here's a look at what you need to know before that first orthodontist appointment.
Make Sure You Understand Your Options
The first thing that you need to do as you start the process of considering braces for your child is to talk with the orthodontist at length about the type of correction that's needed and the options available to your child to get there. Some children will be good candidates for invisible braces, which is often easier for kids in school who want to avoid social implications. Others will need traditional braces because of the type or extent of the correction. Make sure that you understand the choices as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each before you make the decision.
Prioritize Oral Hygiene
One of the things that many parents don't think about is the fact that oral hygiene becomes far more important for children who are wearing braces. It's essential that your child is brushing properly and carefully because poor oral hygiene can lead to more significant decay problems when kids are wearing braces.
Talk with the orthodontist about the right tools and supplies for your child's teeth while they have the braces. You may need to change toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss options. That way, you can be sure that your child is getting their teeth as clean as possible even with the braces. In addition, keep up with routine dental cleanings to help catch anything your child misses.
Be Prepared For Discomfort
There's no way around the fact that braces will cause your child some discomfort. You'll want to be prepared for that, especially when they are first put on. Stock up on soft foods and treats that are safe to eat with braces. You should also make sure that you have plenty of acetaminophen on hand so that your child has something to take for pain relief as needed.
These are some of the most important things to think about if your child is preparing for an orthodontist's visit. Preparation is important for success, so talk with your child's orthodontist about anything else that you should be considering.Share
31 May 2022